2013 Marine Corps Trials Practice Day 3

28 Feb 2013 |

Marine veteran Sgt. Gabriel Martinez, 24-year-old native of Golden, Colo., talks with Cpl. Ivan Sears, from Twentynine Palms, Calif., about difficulties with his new prosthetic running blades during track practice for the 2013 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. While attached to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Martinez lost one leg above the knee and the other below the knee in an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day in 2010. The Trials is an opportunity for wounded Marines, veterans and allies to compete in wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, track and field, swimming, archery and shooting. The top 50 athletes will go on to compete against wounded warriors from the other branches of military service at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., in May. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chelsea Flowers Anderson)
2013 Marine Corps Trials Practice Day 3